South Africa network tackles racial discrimination

The Anti-Racism Network South Africa brings together several organisations, led by the Kathrada and Mandela foundations, that have combined resources to fight racism and discrimination. It is planning an anti-racism awareness week for March 2016, leading up to Human Rights Day.

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Apartheid struggle veteran, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

South Africa voted part of Interpol's exec

South Africa is one of 13 countries voted on to the executive committee of the international crime fighting organisation, Interpol. Brigadier Anbuen Naidoo will be the country's representative on the committee as part of a three-year mandate.

South African marks Disability Rights Awareness Month

Disability Rights Awareness Month runs throughout November. It will help increase awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and calls for equal access to socio-economic opportunities. A White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will also be submitted to parliament.

Two South Africans most admired in global survey

Nelson Mandela and technology brain Elon Musk are in the top three most admired leaders in the world, beating some top competition. The list was compiled through voting by 1000 young people who are part of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.

Athol Williams wins Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award

Running in its fifth year, the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award was bestowed on the South Africa poet, Athol Williams. His passion for learning and reading has led him to obtain five degrees, as well as co-found the non-governmental organisation, Read to Rise.

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